A lure to steal: meet now the common cryptocurrency scams

Magical trading

Bitcoin Billionaire screenshot

Fake ICOs

Pincoin fake ICO by Modern Tech. Source: Meteofinanza

Fake giveaways

Fake tweet by Bill Gates hacked account. Source: screenshot
Comparison between a fake and real account by Elon Musk. Source: screenshot

Imaginary Cloud Mining

Image by WorldSpectrum / Pixabay

Pyramid schemes

Classic (and non-sustainable) pyramid scheme structure. Public domain

Inflatable cryptos

Image by Pexels / Pixabay

Don’t fall for it!

Image by Aria Gmitter from Pixabay
  • Learn as much as you can about the platform you’re interested in, and research it in detail, including third-party reviews.
  • Don’t believe in the first sights. Look for evidence. They can be promoted by the Pope and regulated by Central banks, but, really are they?
  • Never show to anyone, under no circumstance, the private keys of your wallets.
  • If you’re new in the cryptocurrency world, use only the widely known (and regulated) services. Don’t let greed guide you.
  • If someone needs to assure you that they’re trustworthy and their product/service is 100% real no fake, then it is fake.
  • All that glitters isn’t gold: be skeptical.

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